Clemson researchers to give update at S.C. Peanut Growers meeting

Clemson University scientists will present a research update Jan. 31 at the S.C. Peanut Board’s 2013 Peanut Growers Meeting in Santee.

Clemson’s Scott Monfort, Jay Chapin and James Thomas will give a research progress report as part of a day-long program.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Santee Convention Center, 1737 Bass Drive (Highway 15), in Santee. The convention center is just off Interstate 95 exit 98.

S.C. Peanut Board chairman Richard Rentz will give opening remarks at 9:40 a.m. The meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 2 p.m.

The program includes a National Peanut Board update and presentations on disease management, irrigation scheduling and variety trials. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.